I'll admit I have a very narrow music taste, but as far as artists that have truly helped their fans get through hard times… here's what I've seen or heard from people. No need for anyone to bash on the genres here - talk about the artists themselves, and how they've been a part of your life. So no negativity please!
1 Michael Jackson
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.
His music is a real escape. His lyrics and messages are pure and genuine. - ThatStrangeKid42
He helped people by making Neverland Ramch and bringing little kids over and have some happy fun! *sarcasm* - SirSkeletorThe3rd
Mike,your musuc is wonderful,so clever and beautiful man died so young rest in peace
God Bless you
P.S. U deserve number 1
Man in the mirror
2 My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.
My Chemical Romance was one of the most important bands of our generation. It's astonishing how a song can change someone's view of the world. How they can make a suicidal person re-think and help people through tough times. The thing that I love about My Chemical Romance is the fact that they understand things that no other adults that I know understand. Their song "Teenagers", for example. It's about most adults view of us, like we're some kind of animals, and then Gerard singing about how they're wrong and that he understands us. Every single song has a great concept, but because they're super intelligent and talented, sometimes you have to dig deep to find out the purpose of the song. Gerard's voice has so much emotion in it, I have never heard anything like it. They're just completely amazing, both on and off-stage.
The MCRmy is like a family, making a statement. It's all about empowerment, anti-suicide, and facing your fears. Any My Chemical Romance fan can easily explain what songs like "Famous Last Words" did for them. In many cases, My Chem's songs have saved lives. It's astonishing what the lyrics this band made did for people. My Chemical Romance fans - remember when people always said Gerard promoted suicide? Remember pulling out your iPod, and playing "Famous Last Words" for those detractors? Seeing the looks on their faces when they heard the chorus. Anybody who's really gotten into My Chemical Romance will understand this. Even just going to their shows was a wonderful, empowering experience. - ThatStrangeKid42
Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.
Marshall knows how life can be tough, and his lyrics reflect that. Don't you dare censor this man. He speaks the flat-out truth, whether you want to accept it or not. One of the most emotional and passionate music artists ever, especially in a genre that seems to lack those qualities these days. - ThatStrangeKid42
He may have cussed and sweared a lot but his lyrics have inspired me not to give up and carry on with my life
4 Linkin Park
Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative ...read more.
Linkin park are the most awesome band of all time
LP fans just use the music to let loose - that includes all of their fan base, whether you're from the Hybrid Theory days or the Living Things era. - ThatStrangeKid42
5 Blood On the Dance Floor
Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. ...read more.
Uh, they never helped anyone. All they ever did was molest people - SirSkeletorThe3rd
I don't actually see why, but if those scene kids say BOTDF "saved their lives", then so be it! - ThatStrangeKid42
6 Black Veil Brides
Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.
Yes, andy biersack is hot as well
Saved me from death
Ask any BVB Army fan what Andy Biersack tells them - it's that it's okay to be different, to be yourself. - ThatStrangeKid42
7 One Direction
One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.
I'm personally not a fan, but it takes a lot of loyalty to your fans to get a fan base as devoted as the Directioners. These people will defend 1D with a passion, and there's a good reason why.
P.S. to SS fans: Don't get so worked up. Not all Directioners insulted Mitch, it was just a few stupid ones. I'm an SS fan myself, so understand what I'm saying please. - ThatStrangeKid42
8 Lady Gaga
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. ...read more.
She makes a lot of anti-suicide statements, and promotes uniqueness. - ThatStrangeKid42
9 Jackie Evancho
Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, ...read more.
I, personally, have never listened to her, but she's getting a lot of attention lately. Most of it very positive. I know someone's going to put this on the list if I don't, so I'll put her here so she's in a higher spot, in the Top 10. Her fans can comment their own stuff here. I don't know much about her, but her popularity definitely earns her a spot here. - ThatStrangeKid42
Not only performed at the David Foster Foundation's charity event to support Canadian children needing organ transplants, she sponsored a family with a sick child herself, paying for all of their needs so that they could live near the hospital where the operation took place.
When burglars stole all the presents from her local Christmas charity in Pittsburgh, at the last minute Jackie Evancho purchased replacement gifts so that no child went without.
Returning war veterans with PTSD or painful injuries report that her music helps alleviate their anxiety and suffering in a way that is even better than medications.
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10 Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
11 Suicide Silence
Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.
This band took a big turn for the better when "You Only Live Once" got out. You don't need to know the whole band's catalogue, but you can say Suicide Silence helped you with just that one song. Believe it or not, "No Pity For A Coward" kinda works, too. Maybe scaring people out of suicide. It's brutal honesty. And the SS fanbase has endured through one of the biggest tragedies in modern music. They didn't turn their backs on a struggling band without Mitch. They supported the progression of Suicide Silence, welcomed a new singer, and in return got an amazing album. I would place this higher on the list…but a lot of these other artists have bigger fanbases, sadly… - ThatStrangeKid42
12 Robbie Williams
Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.
His earlier songs were about what he was going through at the time, depression, addiction and anger.
I know his songs have helped a lot of people
13 Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.
Their music helps depressed kids
14 Taylor Swift
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about ...read more.
15 Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. ...read more.
16 Marilyn Manson
He didn't do anything to help
He deserves to be much higher on this list.
He has helped so many people through his incredible music. He expresses individuality and freedom.
Heaven Upside Down. - maarilynmaanson
17 Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper/pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.
One of the only good things about her is that she helps the poor - SirSkeletorThe3rd
Let's admit, she may have made bad music, but she had donated to the poor.
Gives money to the poor so they can live a better life. - philbeech13
18 Blind Guardian
Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.
Their music and lyrics take me to another place (ex.- The Bard's Song). Blind Guardian are a great German metal band. - Metal_Treasure
19 5 Seconds of Summer
5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on the Take ...read more.
20 Bring Me the Horizon
Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.
Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.
22 Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top ...read more.
23 The Beatles
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.
24 The Who
The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and ...read more.
25 Lil Wayne
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the worst rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, ...read more.
He helped his neighborhood in New Orleans after Katrina.
26 Kanye West
Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.
27 Melanie Martinez
Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.
28 Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.
Remember Live Aid? - Drewman1211
29 Corey Taylor
Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.